Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., the top Democrat overseeing criminal justice and science spending on the Appropriations Committee, will step down amidst allegations of political corruption.
The Secret Service may soon add 285 positions to help mend the agency’s security pitfalls. The nearly five percent boost would be the result of the 2015 Secret Service Improvements Act, a bipartisan bill passed in the House on Monday.
Like other government agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is having difficulty attracting top cyber talent. The FBI is seeking computer scientists for its cybersecurity program, but low salaries cause many to turn away.
The Obama Administration is in the final stages of drafting a plan to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and will submit it for review by lawmakers, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently announced federal hate crime charges against Dylan Roof, the suspect in the Charleston church massacre. Lynch alleged that Roof targeted the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church because of its local and historical significance.
Hackers beware, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cyber crimes task force is getting a major upgrade.
Located in Fairfax, VA, the ICE Cyber Crimes Center is getting a 5,000 square-foot forensic laboratory, more space for conducting cyber operations, and "an evidence vault," the Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday.
In a first for any sitting U.S. president, Obama visited the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for male offenders near Oklahoma City Thursday morning.
After touring the prison and meeting with inmates convicted of drug offenses, Obama reiterated his desire to overhaul America’s criminal justice system and reduce sentences for nonviolent offenders.
On Monday this week President Obama granted clemency to 46 imprisoned men and women serving time for drug offenses.
The President has now commuted more sentences, 89, than the past four presidents combined, with 76 of those commutations going to nonviolent drug offenders who met standards set by the Justice Department last year.
In addition to holding oversight hearings into the recent Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breaches, of which there will certainly be more to come, lawmakers are also proposing legislative responses.
Last week legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to provide stronger protections for the millions of Americans affected by the OPM data breaches.
Could you be the lucky winner? Federal Employee Defense Services, Inc. (FEDS) is giving away an Apple iPad to one lucky donor who contributes to FEEA's Bill Bransford Helping Hands Fund between July 1 and August 31, 2015.
Donors will receive one entry in the iPad drawing per $10 donated in this period, (i.e. a $50 donation equals 5 entries in the drawing).
A sophisticated blend of social media and encryption technologies are making it harder for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies to track communications by terrorist organizations, such as the Islamic State (ISIS), FBI Director James Comey testified in multiple Senate hearings this week.
"This is not your grandfather's al-Qaida," Comey stated.
When the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced last week that it was taking off-line its Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system for 4-6 weeks for cybersecurity updates, many wondered about the effects on agencies and contractors who need to keep processing moving forward.
Late last week OPM and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) sent a memo to agencies providing guidelines and temporary measures until e-QIP is restored.